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Swan River Pioneers 1829-38

Swan River Pioneers 1829-1838

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Last Updated on Monday, 13 June 2016 19:50

About the SRP Group

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srplogoThe Swan River Pioneers Group 1829-1838 was formed early in 1993, as a Special Interest Group of the Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc.

The era 1829-1838 was chosen, as this was the period of Sir James Stirling's administration.

His administration as Governor ended on 31st December 1838. On January 5th 1839 he departed the Colony with Lady Ellen Stirling.

The Group produces Certificates of Descendancy for members and non-members who are directly descended from the early pioneer families who arrived in the Swan Colony during the above period.

The Committee has produced and passed some 6000 Certificates to  descendants and applications are still coming in.

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Convenor:                Lyn Coy (Convenor & Editor)


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Last Updated on Monday, 13 June 2016 14:44

Certificate of Descendancy - SRP

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The Swan River Pioneers Group will issue Certificates of Descendancy upon the provision of proof that an applicant is a direct descendant of a Swan River Pioneer of the period 1829 to 1838.

Full details of the requirements and an Application Form are available in a PDF document downloadable from here:

pdfProof of Descendancy Form 56.03 Kb

Summary of requirements: 

  • Evidence of descent from the pioneer should be in the form of a certificate from an official registry of births, marriages and deaths.
  • However, wills manuscripts or other material relating to settlement in the Colony can be submitted if certificates are not available.
  • Evidence of settlement in the Swan River Colony may be in the form of authenticated information from the Registrar General or family papers. In the case of secondary sources such as published records, specific references must be provided.
  • In the event of any such proofs not being available, circumstantial evidence should be put before the Examiner of Proofs for consideration. Acceptance of any such evidence will be at the discretion of the Examiner of Proofs.
  • Documents submitted should be forwarded with the application and will be filed for our records.  Photocopies are acceptable provided they are legible, full-sized and complete.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 13:31

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